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Bruce Allen Hensel

November 19, 1957 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Bruce Allen Hensel, 65, of Derry, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Born on November 19, 1957, in Latrobe, he was the son of the late Catherine Isabell (Hughes) Hoone of Derry and the late Harry Hensel of Saginaw, Michigan.  He graduated from Derry Area High School in 1975 and joined the military the following year.  He spent the next three years in the U.S. Army as a radar crewman serving in both the United States and Germany.  After receiving an honorable discharge, Bruce attended Geneva College.  Skilled in construction, carpentry, and machine operation, he worked for local companies before relocating to Florida.  There he was employed by Viking Carpentry and Summer Powell, LLC.  Upon returning to Pennsylvania, he was hired by Carclo Technical Plastics in Latrobe.  In his spare time, Bruce enjoyed skydiving, hunting, ballroom dancing, and gaming, especially Dungeons and Dragons.  He is survived by his siblings: Vickie Sattler of West Monroe, Louisiana; Norma Kudla (Thomas) of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; and Todd Hensel (Summer) of Jupiter, Florida.  He is also survived by foster brother Edward Downey of Latrobe as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

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